Native ? Yellow Zephyranthes questions

Tony Avent
Sun, 09 Sep 2012 08:38:44 PDT

Z. citrina has cupped flowers and much shorter petals.  Z. flavissima has longer petals that are slightly wavy.  Perhaps the photos in our rain lily study gallery will help.  Z. citrina certainly does naturalize quite well.…

Tony Avent
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-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Tim Chapman
Sent: Sunday, September 09, 2012 11:30 AM
To: Pacific Bulb Society
Subject: Re: [pbs] Native ? Yellow Zephyranthes questions


How would one distinguish between flavissima and citrina?  I thought maybe Z citrina was a possibility since it is a common garden plant and apparently naturalizes.   If there are other photos or measurements that would help let me know.

Tim Chapman

On Sep 9, 2012, at 9:40 AM, Tony Avent <> wrote:

> Tim:
> Your yellow zephyranthes sure looks like the South American native Z. flavissima.

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